I have had the privilege of journeying across Himalayan peaks in Bhutan, looking into the throats of Indonesian volcanoes, swimming among hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos and immersing myself in the cultural and spiritual practices of the Indian Subcontinent.
With strong Northern Irish roots and a love for nature, inspired among the County Down Mourne Mountains, I set off to explore the world. Graduating with a Masters degree in Urban Planning from Oxford Brookes University I lived in Southern Africa, South America and Asia supporting humanitarian and development projects, including a spell with the United Nations in Ecuador.
On returning to the UK in 2008 and with a shift in focus towards transformational adventures I have spent the last 10 years leading international expeditions and supported young people in achieving their Duke of Edinburgh Awards in many of the UK’s wild places. I love sharing my passion for the UK’s historic trails and mountainscapes. They are truly world class! While Scotland is epic the gentler undulations of the Cotswolds also provide stunning vistas.
Hiking & Scrambling in Snowdonia, Wales.
“On returning to the UK in 2008 and with a shift in focus towards transformational adventures I have spent the last 10 years leading international expeditions and supported young people in achieving their Duke of Edinburgh Awards in many of the UK’s wild places. I love sharing my passion for the UK’s historic trails and mountainscapes. They are truly world class! While Scotland is epic the gentler undulations of the Cotswolds also provide stunning vistas.”
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I have made several trips to the far north of Scandinavia, journeying through the arctic mountains of Sápmi on foot. This is still a really wild and sparsely populated region where you are really remote and can find yourself a week away from the nearest road. Self reliance and a good sense of humour are a must! The rewards that follow are deep and long lasting.
I’m interested in a broad range of physical subjects such as cosmology, history, geology, flora and fauna. However, I’m also keen on how nature and landscape influence us as humans and shape our language, culture, art and literature. I’m good for a poem about the hills, and a talk about the stars, but am probably best known as a landscape photographer looking to make a connection to the natural world.
I’ve self-published a number of photography books and had images of Scotland published in a few national magazines.
© Cormac Davey / Wilderness Scotland
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